Blue Moon: Jack Reacher, Book 24 Audible Audiobook – Unabridged
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Blue Moon is the latest instalment in Lee Child’s internationally popular Jack Reacher series, read by Jeff Harding.
Shortlisted for the Audible Sounds of Crime Award 2020.
As featured on Richard & Judy’s ‘Keep Reading and Carry On’.
Jack Reacher is back in a brand new white-knuckle listen from Lee Child.
It's a random universe, but once in a blue moon things turn out just right.
In a nameless city, two rival criminal gangs are competing for control. But they hadn’t counted on Jack Reacher arriving on their patch.
Reacher is trained to notice things.
He’s on a Greyhound bus, watching an elderly man sleeping in his seat, with a fat envelope of cash hanging out of his pocket. Another passenger is watching too...hoping to get rich quick.
As the mugger makes his move, Reacher steps in.
The old man is grateful, yet he turns down Reacher’s offer to help him home. He’s vulnerable, scared, and clearly in big, big trouble.
What hold could the gangs have on the old guy? Will Reacher be in time to stop bad things happening?
The odds are better with Reacher involved. That's for damn sure.
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|Listening Length||11 hours and 13 minutes|
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|Audible.com.au Release Date||29 October 2019|
|Best Sellers Rank|| 677 in Audible Books & Originals (See Top 100 in Audible Books & Originals) |
43 in Suspense
187 in Suspense Thrillers (Books)
208 in Literature & Fiction (Audible Books & Originals)
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The author could have had fun with this, Jack could have played off the two opposing factions. against one another with intention - and no one necessarily had to die. Problem was the author turned jack in to a battering ram of death, and even his wish to help the old couple come across as psychotic rather than defending the rights of the 'little guy'
also the waitress sleeping with Jack - her reasonings? this came off as a male author's fantasy rather than what would happen in real life.
Sorry Lee, not your best. Not nearly anywhere near it.
I will wait for your next one with bated breath. AND fingers crossed.
My personal rating system
1 Star Couldn't finish the book
2 Stars Didn't really like the book, but was interested enough in the story to finish (Skipping great chunks)
3 Stars The book was okay, finished it and will consider reading more from the author
4 Stars Really enjoyed the book, will check out others by this author
4 1/2 Stars Loved the book, will immediately check out others by author, if asked will recommend book
5 Stars LOVED the book, will immediately check out all others by author, will pre-emptively recommend book to ALL my book friends
I thoroughly enjoyed this book and will be checking out the authors other books looking for more of the same. I found the action and story to be better than the last couple of books, but tie implausibility factor went up, notwithstanding that I still thoroughly enjoyed the story.
Top reviews from other countries
Publisher – Lee, your body count in you last book was around fifty, your readers were very unhappy, the plot was ponderous and dull, not enough gory killing and mayhem.
Lee – OK I’ll try harder in future, sorry, I was getting bored with the whole Reacher character.
Publisher to Lee after reading the first draft of “Blue Moon”
This is brilliant, the body count is extraordinary, who cares about the ridiculous storyline and the crazy thought process behind each action Reacher and his new buddies take, it doesn’t matter, bodies are all your readers want to hear about, most have brains the size of a pin heads anyway.
Lee – Thanks, I’m glad you like it, can I have the rest of my advance now?
Shorter paragraphs, More space between the top and bottom of the page.
Don't get me wrong, I enjoyed the book and read it pretty quickly but it just wasn't the same page-turner. I could easily guess what was coming and completing the sentence or paragraph on the next page before turning. The last few books have seemed almost automated. Like most of.James Patterson's . You get the impression that there is a computer somewhere and you load a few plots and ideas and the churned out results are then a best seller. And, yes I know that Reacher is fiction -physically based on Lee Child - but why isn't he aging? His lifestyle isn't the best for good health. His knees must be dodgy by now with all the walking this top end of middle-aged man does. Always in good health. Doesn't need glasses and with superb hearing. At least start adding in the things that happen as we get older.
I will order his next book as soon as it is available but will I have the same high expectations? I expect not.